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French president says hostage killed in Algeria

September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the killing of a French hostage in Algeria.

A video released by a U.S. more »»

Arab states risk backlash by joining Syria strikes

September 24, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Arab nations that joined the United States in striking the Islamic State group in Syria were unusually open about it, throwing aside their usual secrecy and... more »»

Snowden honored with 'alternative Nobel'

September 24, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Edward Snowden was among the winners Wednesday of a Swedish human rights award, sometimes referred to as the "alternative Nobel," for his disclosures of top secret surveillance... more »»

Sunni militants kill 19 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

September 24, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants killed 19 Shiite militiamen in an ambush north of Baghdad on Wednesday, officials said. more »»

Israelis usher in Jewish New Year with uncertainty

September 24, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis ushered in the year 5775 as they celebrated the Jewish New Year on Wednesday still shaken from this summer's 50-day war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip,... more »»

Obama: Al-Abadi the right man to lead Iraq

September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (HY'-dahr ahl ah-BAH'-dee) is the right person to lead Iraq as the country faces an enormous threat from... more »»

US strikes IS group in Syria, Iraq

September 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. more »»

Iran general helped Iraq's Kurds battle IS group

September 24, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian general and 70 of his forces were on the ground in Iraq this summer, helping Kurdish fighters defend the regional capital Irbil against Islamic State militants, ... more »»

ICC opens new Central African Republic probe

September 24, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court is opening a new investigation into atrocities including murder, rape and persecution during ruthless sectarian fighting since 2012... more »»

Jordan acquits radical cleric of terrorism charges

September 24, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian court on Wednesday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada — known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida speeches — of involvement in a plot to target Israeli and... more »»

Mars mission opens India for space business

September 24, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space exploration and inspire a new... more »»

1,000 arrested in EU crackdown on organized crime

September 24, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In what a police chief called the biggest organized crime crackdown in Europe, law enforcement agencies across the European Union arrested more than 1,000 people in ... more »»

German court: church facilities can ban headscarf

September 24, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has ruled that church-run institutions are within their rights to refuse to allow Muslim employees to wear headscarves at work. more »»

Image of Asia: Reselling iPhones in mainland China

September 24, 2014

In this photo by Andy Wong, scalpers try to resell iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices to people leaving an Apple Store in Beijing. more »»

Police mix-up frees 3 suspected jihadis in France

September 24, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Three suspected French jihadis turned themselves in Wednesday to French police after a mix-up in which they passed right through French customs even though they had gone to Syria. more »»

US strikes hit IS group staging area in Syria

September 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States bombed a suspected Islamic State staging area in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as U.S. more »»

Island to get 1st German drone delivery service

September 24, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Post DHL says it is starting Germany's first drone package delivery service, a test program transporting medicine to a pharmacy on a North Sea islan. more »»

Poor support Brazil's president in re-election bid

September 24, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians — but it's also never been better.

And that's the key for President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid. more »»

Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer

September 24, 2014

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. more »»

Romania puts ex-communist prison chief on trial

September 24, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian prison commander appeared in court Wednesday to face charges of torture and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the nation's first trial of... more »»

 
 

 

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